After failing to get to Liverpool last year due to various circumstances we’re trying again this year.
2016 is the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and its the 30th anniversary of the launch of Mintball
So it seemed sort of good to combine the two events and take Mintball not only back to the waters she was first launched on, and spent her early years exploring, but also to go right down into Liverpool and through the docks on the Liverpool Link.
The proposed route can be found on the trip summary page
This is the planned route but it may well change closer to the time, or even during the holiday as the timing are very easy and we know we’ll be able to do a lot more than this during the two weeks.
[ Google Route Map embedded here ]
Starting at Tom's Moorings and finishing at Tom's Moorings with overnight stops at : Prescott Bridge Narrows No 10, Willow Green Bridge No 208, Grocer's Wharf, Henhurst Bridge No 52, Chapel Bridge No 7, Lydiate Winding Hole, Salthouse Dock, Salthouse Dock, Halsall Warehouse Bridge No 25, Parbold Bridge No 37D, Worsley Visitor Moorings, Dutton Stop Lock No 76, Middlewich Visitor Moorings (Middlewich Branch), Wrenbury Church Visitor Moorings, and Tom's Moorings. A total distance of 270 miles, 5¼ flg and 122 locks.